Sandy will work with you where you are now and provide the environment that fosters experience and insight you can use to maximize your potential. She is a "recovered shy person," so she is perfect for showing people how to build self confidence when meeting new people, giving a speech, or just learning how to be more comfortable in their own skin.
Effective communication is vital to the success and happiness of people in business. Sandy teaches through example, clear explanation and inspiration. She is able to customize her instruction to meet the needs of specific clients. Anyone can talk, not everyone can communicate. Sandy can work with you one on one or in a group from basics to more refined messaging.
Wendy DiPeso, President, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce
Sandy offers fun, fresh ways to improve communication. Her presentations and applied improvisation training for organizations, teams and individuals are entertaining and educational. Older methods just aren't working. Sandy shares innovative and effective techniques to get your messages heard and implemented.
Lynda McDaniel, Director, Association for Creative Business Writing
Sandy did an excellent job of delivering a highly beneficial and engaging presentation at our professional women's luncheon of over 50 people. She was knowledgeable and entertaining, and gave us valuable tools we could implement, practice, and deliver right in the presentation. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive and I would definitely invite her back again to speak at our organization.
Elizabeth Tackett, President, Eastside Women in Business; Owner, Tackett Internet Marketing
Sandy turns a roomful of strangers into a functioning team in under an hour. Her workshops are engaging, dynamic, unique, effective--and fun! I have engaged her to lead many QuickStart Shoreline workshops and day-long special events and have seen firsthand her impact on the community, individuals and business owners. She is a professional to deal with on every level. She communicates clearly, is reliable and is an expert in her field. Her energy and enthusiasm are fun to be around. I strongly recommend her and feel lucky that I have been able to work with her so much.
Mark McVeety, Director, Shoreline Community College Business Accelerator
I highly recommend Sandy to anyone wanting to improve skills in presentation and facilitation. Because of my sessions with her, I not only enjoy my work more, but my evaluation scores are excellent too!
Deanna Carlisle, Marketing & Training Consultant, Microsoft
A targeted, yet lighthearted instructor who guides you to show your best self. I saw one of her student's new videos made after taking the boot camp. Sandy really transformed his presentation!
Diane Haugen, Executive Director, North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Your training helped us implement processes that truly drive employee accountability and responsibility. It was invaluable in helping us refine skills in questioning, listening, and self-evaluation. Using your techniques, we encourage employees to evaluate their own performance and identify areas they want to improve upon. Finding out what they want and helping them determine how to get it is the most effective way to create lasting and sustained change. Encouraging employees to solve their own problems through critical thinking is vital to our business success and viability.
Eugenie Johnson, Team Leader, Credit Management Center
I thoroughly enjoyed your session on The Inner Salesperson. Your energy and vitality and materials were top notch.
Michael Buschmohle, Speaker & Trainer
Inspiring, positive and productive training! Sandy provided me with the tools to make the most of my speaking opportunity. My perspective changed from seeing it as a chore to making it a fun and exciting opportunity to share!
Lisa Haynes, Director, Corporate Communications, BlueStar Construction/BlueStar Real Estate
Before I met Sandy, my brain would liquefy into warm Jello when I had to speak in front of any size room. Her techniques for developing confidence and poise in her clients includes establishing clear and achievable benchmarks for success. She then guides clients to build upon those successes in a way that truly crafts a more assured sense of self and security with one's ability to present. She is a lovely human being to be around, extremely bright and genuinely caring. I look forward to working with her many more times on my journey with public speaking and presenting.
Ashley Miller Cohen, Owner/Artist/Technician, Bellametrics
Since my (one) session with Sandy, the audience has been riveted and the feedback nothing short of stellar. My confidence has soared and my creativity rocketed to the moon! This is a new addiction: I just can't wait to find the next group to speak to.
Dawn Spiegelberg, CPT-RES, LMT, Owner, BODYWISE Bodywork LLC
Sandy is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable "recovered shy person." Because she lived through the fear of public speaking, she is truly an expert at helping others to think and speak on their feet. If you need help crafting your "elevator speech" or just need some help getting out of your own head, Sandy can help you with her workshops or one-on-one coaching!
Tracey Warren, Community Creator and Manager, Social Media Strategist
Sandy provided an outstanding class on communication/public speaking to the start-up businesses. Her ability to connect with each person and make them feel like the class was designed especially for them was invaluable. Her hands-on approach garnered 100% participation from all attendees. She really knows how to make learning FUN.
Cosette Gibson-Pfaff, Executive Director, South Sound Regional Business Incubator
Sandy is an outstanding professional speaker who masterfully communicates her skills to others. Sandy has helped me become a more confident speaker. With Sandy's coaching, I am now much more able to focus my message on what I know is important to my audience. And one more thing -- working with Sandy is fun! Thanks, Sandy!
Barry North, Health and Wellness Coach
Sandy is an excellent presenter who makes the uncomfortable fun, new, and fresh. She presented to our group on how to create an elevator pitch and how to maximize your networking opportunities. These workshops were not only informative, but the information was delivered in such a way that all of the attendees retained the material and were able to use it well after the event. If you are looking for someone to help spice up, dust off, or revive your communication skills, Sandy is the one.
Chuck Davis, MPB/PM, Vice President/Event Coordinator, University of Phoenix Alumni Association Seattle Chapter
Sandy does an amazing job of training both start-up and experienced entrepreneurs in the art of the pitch. As Director of Washington Women's Business Center at Community Capital Development, I brought Sandy on board to help members seeking assistance in small business development and funding. Her students learn to develop and deliver presentations with confidence, style, and impact.
Catherine Kennedy, President/Owner, Kennedy Ventures LLC
Sandy's dynamic coaching empowers leaders and speakers with her positive, specific and empowering strategies. She makes learning fun.
Jean Tracy, MSS, Owner, KidsDiscuss.com
What a treat! Sandy has a unique ability to create an environment where feedback given (by her as well as other participants) is supportive yet constructive. I highly recommend Sandy's coaching and workshops!
Melinda Davies, Digital Marketing Consultant, WSI
Sandy has helped me prepare two different speeches. In both cases she offered me suggestions that improved the speeches considerably. Her approach is diplomatic and honest at the same time. She is supportive but also tells me what will or will not work with a specific audience. I highly recommend her.
Maggie Knowles, Money Coach & Bookkeeper
Sandy is an amazing presenter and fabulous communicator. I have learned so very much from her and believe I am a much better presenter due to her advice, tips and expertise. If you ever find that you are not sure what to say or how to say it -- then Sandy is the one to contact for help!
June Bachman, Founder, bWyse LLC
Sandy has fabulous ideas to help you create a more positive message and image for yourself and your business. I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in the most effective ways to network.
Jude Schaefer, Broker, Edmonds Realty
Most valuable to me was your ability to let me wander around among a bunch of ideas without losing sight of the need for a useful action or decision to emerge. That was very helpful in keeping me focused.
Suzanne Webster, Small-Business Consultant
You achieved in a few minutes what it takes months to teach in a traditional classroom.
Karen Kurt Teal, PhD, Professor, University of Washington
A wonderful presentation. I found things I can use every day to improve listening and communications skills.
Rene Shrewsbury, PHR, Human Resources Manager, Holiday Inn
Sandy cuts through a lot of clutter to help you present your business in an efficient and conversational way--and in your own words. She has taught me a process, not sold me a product. I have a much better understanding of how to continue to improve my content, style, and delivery.
Marshall Parker, Founder & Consultant, Marshall Media Consulting
I have attended Sandy's events and found them to be very helpful for perfecting my short pitches. Sandy is a great teacher and brings her enthusiasm and extensive experience to each session.
Peter Wilson, Founder & Consultant, bizmktg.com
Everything we did makes me think about what I am doing. I expected a formula for success (male thinking). Instead, the principles were intertwined throughout. I learned a lot.
Otto Haugland, Regional Sales Manager
I have worked with Sandy on several occasions in her role as a trainer on how to market and promote your business. Sandy is the "Master" of the 30 second elevator speech. She is one of the best I have seen in helping businesses get their message across in a short simple form, allowing others to know what you are about without being complicated or losing customer interest. Sandy is an excellent speaker and has a great demeanor that makes it easy to communicate with her and learn.
Doug Palmer, Past President, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce
Sandy is a great communicator and presenter. As the M/C for the Northend Chamber Networking Breakfast, she consistently demonstrates excellence and professionalism.
J. R. Gillespie, Owner, ALLSTAR Financial
I had the opportunity to work with Sandy when we were both members of the Northgate Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a highly professional and committed person to that which she undertakes. She is a very confident communicator, which allows her to be an effective leader. If you have the opportunity to work with Sandy, it will be a positive and enlightening experience.
Darryl Russell, VP, The Breakfast Group
I feel a whole new sense of "do-ability" from our session. Many small pieces are lined up in much better ways.
Rose Harrow, Founder & Trainer, Savvy & Thriving Coaching
You were awesome!
Bill Gregory, Education Chair, Toastmasters International District Conference
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